The Gatlinburg Trolley in front of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

5 Benefits of Riding the Gatlinburg Trolley on Your Vacation

Sidney James Mountain Lodge has the convenience of the Gatlinburg Trolley right outside the door, and that should open up your adventure as soon you arrive for your stay. Whether you want to venture to the shops and eateries beyond downtown, or if you’d like to stay close to all the action, the trolley can take you to your desired location. Here are 5 reasons riding the Gatlinburg Trolley would be beneficial on your vacation.
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6 Interesting Facts About the Smoky Mountains That Might Surprise You

The Smoky Mountains have a rich history with tons of interesting tidbits that are as old as the mountains themselves. Many people are surprised when they realize that there’s more than just black bears, hiking trails, and great views that can be found here. Here are 6 interesting facts about the Smoky Mountains that make it exhilarating to its millions of visitors each year:
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Beautiful photo of the downtown Gatlinburg skyline.

5 Tips on What to Do in Gatlinburg on Your Family Vacation

Gatlinburg is the perfect destination for a family vacation! There are so many family-friendly activities to enjoy and memories to be made. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you’ll love our incredible amenities and being close to all the best things to do in the area. To help guarantee you have an amazing time, we’re sharing 5 tips on what to do in Gatlinburg on your family vacation:
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4 Unique Family Experiences to Have When You Stay at Our Gatlinburg Hotel

You probably know Gatlinburg is home to some fantastic restaurants, and big attractions like the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. While everything in town offers fun for the family, we wanted to let you know about 4 places that are totally unique from the typical vacation to Gatlinburg. All of these destinations are close to our Gatlinburg hotel too!
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Peddler Steakhouse restaurant in Gatlinburg

5 of the Best Dinner Restaurants near Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

Tender steak, juicy burgers, mouth-watering shrimp — are you feeling hungry yet? One of the best parts about vacation is trying all the delicious food in the area! When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you’ll be close to all the best dinner restaurants in Gatlinburg. Here are 5 of the best dinner restaurants near our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:
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Beautiful photo of Gatlinburg during the spring.

Spring in the Smoky Mountains: Top 5 Annual Events

Spring is one of the very best times to visit Gatlinburg, TN! When the weather starts to warm up, our Smoky Mountain city comes to life with beautiful greenery, stunning wildflowers, and a variety of fun events. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Sidney James Mountain Lodge has put together a guide to five annual events scheduled for this spring in the Smoky Mountains.
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Beautiful photo of the city of Gatlinburg in the mountains in the early morning.

3 Scenic Hiking Trails That Are Located Within Minutes of Our Hotel in Gatlinburg TN

If you love hiking, there is no better place to stay than at the Sidney James Mountain Lodge! Our hotel is within minutes of some of the best trails in the Smokies, including some of the most popular trails at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Here are 3 scenic hiking trails that you can enjoy within minutes of our hotel in Gatlinburg TN:
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Everything You Need to Know About Snow Tubing at Ober Gatlinburg

If you are looking for a great outdoor activity to enjoy during your winter vacation to the Smoky Mountains, check out the snow tubing runs at Ober Gatlinburg! Snow tubing in Gatlinburg TN takes all the fun of sledding without the exhausting walk back up the hill! The best part is that there is no skill involved and anyone ages 3 and older can participate! Here are all the details you need to know about snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg:
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Beautiful photo of night in Gatlinburg.

3 Exciting Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg

From fireworks, to live music, to confetti, the Smoky Mountains are bustling with excitement on New Year’s Eve. There’s no better place to celebrate the end of a year filled with great memories and laughter and the start of a new year than in Gatlinburg. When you stay at Sidney James Mountain Lodge, you’re just minutes away from the top spots to be on the big night. Check out these 4 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg.
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4 of the Best Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Gatlinburg

The streets are lit up by thousands of twinkling lights, and white snow covers the ground while a Christmas song can be heard in the distance. It’s Christmas time in Gatlinburg. There’s no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than spending time with your family in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, surrounded by all the Christmas excitement. Here are 4 ways to celebrate Christmas in Gatlinburg.
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7 Things to Do When You Spend Your Thanksgiving Weekend in Gatlinburg

If you decided to come to spend your Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg, you picked a time of year when a lot is actually happening. Even though traffic isn’t as bad during late November there’s still plenty of excitement with local attractions and festivities going on. The Sidney James Motel Lodge wants to share 8 things you can do while spending your holiday here in the Smokies.
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